SMMIS provides a broad, varied, relevant and enriching curriculum with a focus on collaboration and enquiry learning through play. Small class sizes allow the children to be set individual aspirational targets. Lessons focus on the progress of the children through support, challenge and extension work.
Our teaching style is underpinned by our belief in a Growth Mindset and our desire to inculcate in our students 21st Century skills. We teach our children to be independent learners, resilient, collaborative and risk takers.
Our curriculum is internationally minded; as we follow the International Primary (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and offer the iGCSE. This curriculum offers students opportunities to learn about a wide variety of integrated topics through an international lens.
We follow the British National Literacy Curriculum, Singapore Maths Curriculum, FOSS Science, have dedicated Makerspace, Coding and Robotics programmes, and Musical Theatre taught by Centre Stage. Hebrew and Mandarin are offered as a second language.
We focus on the wellbeing of the child through Personal Social and Health Education, PE and Swimming.
Children can choose to pursue an intensive Jewish Education programme which is taught in Hebrew, or to follow a cultural Jewish Education and World Religion curriculum.
We are inspired by the work of Carol Dweck and her research into the Growth Mindset. We are all human beings who are constantly changing.
Our ‘mindset’ is not static but is constantly growing and responding to the environment around us.
We encourage children to appreciate how they are the ‘masters of their own destiny’ and give them the confidence to develop as individuals and be committed to excelling in all that they do. Children are taught that mistakes create learning opportunities and to have the confidence to fearlessly learn new skills.
I love the activities we do in class. I like how we learn by exploring and not reading from the textbook all the time. It is less lecture, more active learning now and I love school.
12, Grade 6
I feel happy in this school, the teachers are kind and my friends are very nice. I have friends from many countries in my class- Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Israelis and Koreans, and we all play and talk together and share some things about our homes and countries and culture.
8, Grade 3
I like that there are choices at SMMIS between Jewish Education and World Religions and Hebrew and Mandarin. I like learning about World Religions so I can know more about the world and people.
10, Grade 4